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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by silent rick, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. silent rick
    Joined: Nov 7, 2002
    Posts: 4,210

    silent rick

    hotrodA started a thread about the 32 grill shell THIS GUY sells on ebay. now THE GUY has what he claims to be forged dropped axles with a part number BPC-3006. THE GUY claims to grind the forging marks and bead blasts them for a superior finish.
    they kind of remind me of the forged axles that so-cal sells. they have the same rounded recess in the webbing. not seeing any forging marks scare me, wondering if they are indeed really forged.
    i like to look on ebay from time to time to see if anyone throws up a now defunct chassis engineering axle.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2018
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  2. town sedan
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
    Posts: 1,290

    town sedan

    If it's forged he should do a video of his axle hanging from a pole. Then all he'd have to do is tap it and the ringing will tell all if it's forged, or not.
  3. Reminds me of bodies for sale at swap meets with a coat of just knowthere is something bad under it. I would smell a rat in this case too.
  4. Caveat Emptor! The grill shells apparently are way off as to dimensions and comparison to originals. I passed on them, even for a repair donor.

  5. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,706


    your original post reads like hotrodA is the one selling these parts.
    That's not what you meant, is it?
    Go back and reread your post.
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  6. I didn't know this...good info. What is the sound made from a cast axle?
  7. town sedan
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
    Posts: 1,290

    town sedan

    I learned this trick when looking for a forged crankshaft. A forged one will have a bell like ring to it. A cast one will not. I'd think it would work on any large forged part.
  8. I'm gonna go bang on a bunch of axles and see what they sound like. Thanks.
  9. silent rick
    Joined: Nov 7, 2002
    Posts: 4,210

    silent rick

    how's that?
  10. silent rick
    Joined: Nov 7, 2002
    Posts: 4,210

    silent rick

    i guess if you look at the bottom view of the axle near the spring perch, you can make out what's left of a wide parting line that's seen on forgings.
  11. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,385

    from Oregon

    I would be suspect of the seller's statements. Caution is the rule. Why would he do all that work ? From the goodness of his heart? Maybe he is clairvoyant and knows all the customers want it this way.:D:rolleyes:
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  12. Riderightparts
    Joined: Nov 13, 2018
    Posts: 3


    Hello guys,

    My name is Jeff I work for Riderightparts or Bous Performance. Riderightparts is our eBay store for Bous Performance. We are a manufacture that specialize in hot rods, classic & domestics.
    We have been in business for the last 1.5 years but have over 20+ years industry experience.
    Bous Performance offers many parts that range from 1932 frames to fuel tanks and mostly everything in between from fuel cells and tanks to headers and intake manifolds. I am not here to deceive anyone but be open and honest and hope to answer any questions or concerns about parts we offer.
    I have posted the BPC-3006 front axle being referred to in this thread.

    Thank you for your time.
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  14. wood remover
    Joined: Dec 23, 2012
    Posts: 993

    wood remover

    Definetly a ring to to that axle !!!!!
    Time to eat some humble Pie !!!!
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  15. town sedan
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
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    town sedan

    Sounds like a bell to me...
  16. From what it looks like it's a SoCal axle:
    Or is it?

    The one "bous" "riderightparts" shows:

    Definitely not the same in the perch pin area for a start.

    So, who makes this? And where? (For $229 , including grinding and blasting,I think we can assume China)
  17. Mr T body
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
    Posts: 2,180

    Mr T body
    Alliance Vendor
    from SoCal

    Is ANYONE making a forged axle domestically anymore?
  18. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,482

    Atwater Mike

    Who did Chassis Engineering sell their business to? I think it's moot, because Chassis Engineering stopped production of axles due to their lease with the heavy stamp co. running out?
    That would stop mfg. in its tracks. Ergo, assuming the rumor was correct?
    A HAMBer was said to be one of the last employees there.

    ...and the 'ring' is true. (all my axles do that, except my Dodge tubes!)
  19. Heidts hot rod shop in Illinois bought the Chassis Engineering products. I don't think that includes the axles. You can call them to confirm.

    Last edited: Nov 13, 2018
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  20. killbilly
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
    Posts: 258


    Far away ,across the field,the tolling of the iron Bell.....
  21. Beanscoot
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,886


    "Far away ,across the field,the tolling of the iron Bell....."

    You mean they're from the Dark Side of the Moon?
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  22. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,911


    "There is no dark side in the moon, really. Matter of fact, it's all dark."
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  23. "careful with that axle Eugene"
  24. Which track?
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  25. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 3,849


    If I recall my French correctly don't you pronounce Bous like Boos? Unusual name for a business; doesn't intill confidence now does it? Mere coincidence I hope.
  26. Hombre
    Joined: Aug 22, 2008
    Posts: 1,048


    Come on guys, Post is put up and the poster is concerned ( rightly so) if the axle in question is in truth really a "Forged" axle. Then "town sedan" then makes the suggestion on what the seller should do to prove that it is in fact a "Forged" axle. And then the seller joins the HAMB to do just that very damn thing, and does post a video is the axle hanging and ringing like a Bell. I say we all need to cut Ridgerightparts some slack. I say good on them for doing this!!
  27. I still want to know about the supply chain. I think I would be very safe in assuming that Bous does not own a manufacturing plant with a big axle forge.

    Nothing wrong with wanting to know who makes something and where.
  28. Beanscoot
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,886


    Which track?

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  29. Curt Six
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 897

    Curt Six

    First of all, yes, Pete & Jake's now makes a forged I-beam here in the U.S. They bought the dropped axle tooling (and a few other things) from Chassis Engineering (and Heidts bought the rest). I just did an article about this (aftermarket dropped axles, including the backstory on P&J's forged axles) in the new TRJ #80.

    I do think it's cool that riderightparts came on here, answered the questions and posted that video. Maybe "shoot first, ask questions later" isn't always the best strategy.
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  30. oldsman41
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,282


    They came on and answered the question it is forged. Now i guess they should say where it is made then we’ll get the hash from the company.
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